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Idaho Urban and Small Acreage Conservation

What is Urban and Small Acreage Agriculture?

Urban Agriculture is any agriculture that: 

  • Inside city limits (or directly bordering city limits, including a complete residential subdivision of a community with a population of 2,500 or more OR
  • Digitized as Urban Land on the Web Soil Survey OR
  • In a community inside an Indian Reservation Boundary OR
  • Is zoned as Urban Ag or is an Urban Ag District inside city limits OR
  • Is a designated community garden OR
  • Is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program OR
  • Is within a designated Food Desert Area with a Food insecurity Rate of 15% or greater, as according to Feeding America

There are so many ways to conserve natural resources in urban and small acreage environments. To learn more about urban and small acreage agriculture, check out the resources below!

Key Urban and Small Acreage Practices

High Tunnels
Conservation Cover Cropping (Acres) 327
Conservation Crop Rotation (Acres) 328
Residue + Tillage Management (No Till) 329

Organic Transition Initiative

Are you interested in transitioning to Organic? NRCS Idaho can help! 

Climate Smart Agriculture

Producers and land managers are experiencing firsthand the impacts of climate change, which is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. With support from NRCS, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the nation’s working lands can contribute to climate solutions.


Find Your Local Service Center

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit